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‘How (not) to talk about banking and finance’ – breakfast with (Lord) George Bridges

August 2018 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

This breakfast event will focus on how not to talk about ‘responsible business’, a recurring theme in our work. Every firm likes to talk about being ‘responsible’, but what do firms in banking and finance really mean when they talk about ‘responsible business’? Do they focus too much on their green credentials and their charity […]

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Report: what is the purpose of asset management?

April 2018 • Making a better case for capital marketsby William Wright

The asset management industry is a huge, important and growing industry, that plays a vital economic and societal role in managing risk and return for its customers and in allocating capital. But it can often be distracted from its underlying purpose of serving is customers by the structure of the industry, misaligned incentives, and its reliance on modern portfolio theory. In an important recent paper, Jon Lukomnik and Jim Hawley explore the underlying purpose of asset management, and how to reconnect the industry with that purpose.

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